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Naruto, Vol. 15: Naruto's Ninja Handbook! (Naruto #15)

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The tension between Naruto and Gaara builds, and Naruto finds himself not only understanding his rival but also sympathizing with him. But that doesn't mean he's gone soft. As Gaara continues to mutate, Naruto prepares for the fight of his life!
Paperback, 184 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by VIZ Media LLC (first published June 30th 2002)
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Jul 31, 2015 Brad rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, fantasy
And now we get to some of the best fighting scenes in all of Naruto. It's Naruto vs Gaara, moving from Gaara's partial transformation into full demon possession.

One of the most interesting aspects of these mangas is how Kishimoto conveniently kept Naruto from seeing Sasuke's real powers, as well as the reverse. They're both so confident they know what's going on, so when Sasuke finally sees Naruto let loose with a shitload of chakra and the truly gigantic summoned toad, I shivered as much as if
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Dec 12, 2014 Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) rated it it was amazing
The Gaara feels, is strong in this one. You want to give little Gaara a hug. And them eyes. Anyway, I like the comparison, it had going with Gaara and Naruto. I liked that. And the cover is really good as well. This was a really good volume.
May 26, 2015 Ahmed added it
Naruto wanted to be Hokage, the leader of the Konha lands in the ninja world, but he has a demon fox with 9 tails that killed thousand of people inside him. So due to this tremendous disadvantage he uses the strength of the fox to defeat a crazy killer nutshell who also has a demon inside him. Then there's the fact that he has to pass the chunin exams that allow him to pass onto the next stage of being a ninja which can be pretty deadly. How will he surpass all these obstacles? the answer is in ...more
Aug 12, 2014 Mackenzie rated it it was amazing
As far as season finales go, this volume had just about everything I could ask for. (Which is impressive, because the end of the battle is still yet to come.)
There was plenty of action, a given with this series, deep, heartfelt flashback that helped to connect the most recent events with past lessons, and character development. I loved that there's so much going on in the series with this volume. It skips around a lot, but that helps add to the tone of how frantic the events of the storyline ar
Jun 21, 2008 Desy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Yang berkesan buat gua di volume ini, apalagi kalo bukan potongan kisah masa kecil Gaara. Masa kecil sungguh sangat bisa mempengaruhi apa dan bagaimana kita saat ini.

Sebenarnya, masa kecil Naruto juga kurang lebih sama dengan masa kecil Gaara. Sama-sama dijauhi, dianggap ga ada oleh warga desanya karena dianggap "monster". Tapi Naruto lebih beruntung karena dia punya orang-orang yang mengakui keberadaan dirinya. Orang-orang yang menyayangi dirinya,menganggapnya sebagai orang yang berharga. Guru
Apr 19, 2013 Sara rated it really liked it
Gaara- I love this kid!! And Naruto- I love him too! Dang, I'm having fun reading these! Gaara has fully transformed and Naruto is left fighting him alone.
Brandon St Mark
I really like the father-son bond between Gamabunta and Gamakichi as well as the juxtaposition of Naruto and Gaara in this volume.
May 17, 2013 Ashley rated it really liked it
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Shane Allen
Sep 23, 2013 Shane Allen rated it it was amazing
Naruto is a ninja-in-training with the need to always cause mischief. His antics don't always amuse his teammates, but Naruto sets out one goal on his journey through life: To become the world's greatest ninja! In volume #15 of the hit series manga Naruto, Naruto and the one tail jinchuriki, Gaara, go head in in battle. Along with Naruto are his teammates from Team Seven, Sasuke and Sakura. Sasuke and Sakura were defeated and had no energy/chakra left in able to continue on in battle. Looks lik ...more
Feb 01, 2016 Wickedshizuku rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Manga fans, Anime fans
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We're starting off this volume with Chapter 127: Feeling Alive...!!
This is the epic fight between Naruto's Toad Summons Gammabunta, and the Jinkurike Sabaku no Gaara. After Garra completely stomps Sasuke's pissy ass into the ground, Gaara attacks Sakura after she tries to stop Gaara's final attack on him. I just have to scream sometimes WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY COULDN'T HE HAVE DIED? How many times is it now that Sasuke has almost died, and Naruto has had to haul his butt out of dangerous situations.
Apr 03, 2016 Carmine rated it it was amazing
Altro tassello emozionante che Kishimoto aggiunge alla sua storia.
Tralasciando l'esuberante e rutilante duello con l'ottimo Gaara, l'intreccio narrativo è importante nel delineare la complessa psicologia di Sasuke, un altro personaggio che -se non nell'immediato, sicuramente in futuro- pagherà le incertezze narrative del mangaka.
Feb 21, 2016 Aleina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, owned
Poor Gaara. Poor poor Gaara. I think to see how far Naruto has come versus how Sasuke is now struggling is quite unbelievable. To see how much Sasuke cared for his comrades touched my heart. Here I always thought he was cold, mean, heartless and unfeeling all throughout, but wow. So much has changed.
Jun 02, 2010 Waldmar1000 rated it it was amazing
This book.... is special. It IS still good, but it is not that. What IT is what happens to a character in his book. Basically, naruto must fight Gaara to protect his friends. However, they show flashbacks of Gaara when he was a little kid.....

Gaara has a monster inside him, which can make powers uncontrolable. With that, everybody avoids him, expect his guardin of course. Gaara even tried to give someone medicine when he accedtally hurt them. That pewrson said: "go home monster." Gaara even almo
James Dunphy
Aug 31, 2014 James Dunphy rated it really liked it
This the the volume that features Gaara going crazy and messing crap up with his One Tailed demon. Naruto matches him with equal epic frog summons. Basically one giant battle continued from the last volume. Things are heating up to a huge climax. This fight still doesn't beat the Hokage vs Orochimaru for me though. 4 stars.
Apr 01, 2010 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, shonen, ninja
Sasuke and Gaara face off in the forest, and Sasuke (and readers) get to see the true monster that's been hiding within Gaara as he transforms during the battle. But the coolest part of this volume is when Naruto and Sakura arrive on the scene. Sasuke quickly gets into trouble with Gaara since his chakra is so drained, and the curse mark starts to drag at him. So Naruto has to step in...and gets to show off his cool new tricks and battle strategy to rival/comrade Sasuke. Love! that Naruto can su ...more
Cody Queen
Sep 05, 2012 Cody Queen rated it it was amazing
I think the battle between Sasuke and Gaara was intense.This battle took place in the leaf village forest.Prior to this battle,Gaara told Sasuke before their chunin exam match that he understood his hatred.Being a jinchuriki,Gaara was shunned by all peaple as a child.Sasuke,on the other hand,Sasuke was hating his older brother,Itachi for Annihilating their entire clan.But when Gaara was about to give the finishing blow to Sasuke,Naruto comes in and saves him.naruto is also a jinchuriki,so he kno ...more
Jun 17, 2016 Noura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
"When People are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become.. as strong as they can be" - Naruto.

The last couple of chapters were just.. wow
Jul 02, 2015 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Amazing! Sasuke fails to defeat Gaara. Sakura is been held hostage and Naruto fights him. Also includes Gaara's backstory.
Desi Ariyanis
Sep 11, 2014 Desi Ariyanis rated it it was amazing
Gaara vs Sasuke is better than Hokage vs Orochimaru
I love Gaara & Sasuke #TeamGaSuke
Ahmad Sharabiani
Naruto, Vol. 15: Naruto's Ninja Handbook! (Naruto, #15), Masashi Kishimoto
Jun 01, 2015 Johanna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, june-15
Soo emotional!! Gaara and Naruto!
Love it love it love it!!!! <3 <3 <3
May 16, 2015 Jussi rated it liked it
I'm rating the series in a clump – see the last book (Vol. 72) for review.
Bex Roven
Loved it.Just think Garra could of put up a better fight
Aug 21, 2016 James rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I'm always amazed by the level of detail in the artwork.
Yigit Demir
it was fun and the end is also very nice.
Jul 05, 2011 Soul rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
I must say it is and it will forever be(fingers crossed) my favorite Manga novel read.

the way Masashi Kishimoto described the characters is just awesome, you get to see them growing up, becoming responsible... powerful...

and it is not just characters,

The plot itself is so much bigger... u simply can't get enough of it. and add to that,

u get more than just entertainment, you learn...
what is

so it is not just a manga it is a way of living... The sprite
on of the best book I have ever read.
Lamar Jackson
Sep 21, 2016 Lamar Jackson rated it it was amazing
Exciting Naruto story!
Nov 18, 2015 Felipe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
The tragedy of Gaara
Julia Marks
Jul 07, 2014 Julia Marks rated it it was amazing
This one made me laugh XD
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Masashi Kishimoto (岸本 斉史 Kishimoto Masashi) is a Japanese manga artist, well known for creating the manga series Naruto. His younger twin brother, Seishi Kishimoto, is also a manga artist and creator of the manga series O-Parts Hunter (666 Satan) and Blazer Drive. Two of his former assistants, Osamu Kajisa (Tattoo Hearts) and Yuuichi Itakura (Hand's), have also gone on to moderate success followin ...more
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